Political Science and Business Administration, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Political Science Major Requirements

Introduction to College
POLS 1000Political Science at Northeastern1
or BUSN 1102 Personal Skill Development for Business
Poltical Science Requirements
POLS 1150American Government4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
POLS 1160International Relations4
Political Theory
Complete one of the following:4
American Political Thought
Premodern Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Contemporary Political Thought
Political Science Restricted Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Public Policy and Administration
Budgeting and Taxation
Business and Government
Urban Policies and Politics
International Political Economy
Politics of Developing Nations
Political Science Electives
Complete two courses in the following range, or complete a Political Science concentration as outlined below:8
POLS 3300 to POLS 5999
POLS 2400Quantitative Techniques4
or MGSC 2301 Business Statistics

Political Science Concentrations (Optional)

If you are working toward one of the following concentrations, declare it with your advisor so that it may be added to your record. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

  • American Political Institutions
  • Identity, Culture, and Politics
  • Law and Legal Studies

Business Requirements

ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
FINA 2201Financial Management4
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
Organizational Behavior
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4

 Additional Requirements

MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
Co-op Preparation
BUSN 1103Professional Development for Business Co-op1
or EESH 2000 Professional Development for Co-op
Capstone Requirement
POLS 4701Political Science Senior Capstone4
or STRT 4501 Strategy in Action

Business Concentration

Complete one of the following business concentrations. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete one six-month co-op experience.

Political Science GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all political science courses

Business GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in business courses

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Business Concentrations

Concentration in Accounting 

Required Courses
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 14
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 24
Complete two of the following:8
Accounting Information Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Income Tax Determination and Planning

Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
Business, Economics, and History of Hispaniola and Latin America
Field Research in Sustainable Business
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
Family Business in Italy
New Venture Laboratory Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Social Impact Investing: Connecting Compassion and Capital
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
Microfinance: Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Developing World
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs
Global Entrepreneurship
Microfinance and Economic Development in Latin America
Base of Pyramid Innovation
Sustainability in the Latin American Business Environment
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Resource Management and Renewable Energy in Iceland
Family Business: A Global Perspective
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Entrepreneurship and Intrapraneurship in Innovation-Driven Markets
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Risk Management and Insurance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

Concentration in Management

Required Course
MGMT 4501Skills for Managerial Success4
Complete three of the following:12
Negotiating in Business
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
Managing Healthcare Organizations: Critical Challenges and New Approaches
Managing Human Capital
Social Networks and Organizations
Managing Global Teams Virtually and Locally
Project Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Human Resources and Workforce Analytics
Leadership Seminar
Understanding Family Enterprise

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
MISM 3403Data Management in the Enterprise4
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration4
Note: Only one non-MISM course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Information Resource Management
Data Communications
Introduction to Web Design, Practices, and Standards
Data Mining for Business
Special Topics in Information Technology Management
Accounting Information Systems
Digital Marketing
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics

Concentration in Marketing

Required Courses
MKTG 3301Marketing Management4
MKTG 3401Marketing Research4
Complete two of the following:8
Marketing and Society
Marketing Analytics
Sales Management
Marketing in the Service Sector
Advertising and Brand Promotion
Consumer Behavior
Digital Marketing
New Product Development
International Marketing

Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management

Political Science Concentrations (Optional)

Concentration in American Political Institutions

Complete four of the following:16
State and Local Politics
Intergovernmental Relations
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
Presidential Nominating Process
The American Presidency
Public Policy and Administration
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections
Interest Groups and Public Policy
Politics and Mass Media

Concentration in Identity, Culture, and Politics 

Core Course
POLS 3415Ethnic Political Violence4
or POLS 3418 Nationalism
Complete three of the following:12
Politics and Film
Politics and the Arts
Politics of Poverty
Music and Politics
Religion and Politics
Gender and Politics
Latino Politics in the United States
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Public Policy
Politics and Mass Media
Law and Society

Concentration in Law and Legal Studies

Complete four of the following:16
American Political Thought
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
Law and Society
International Law
U.S. Constitutional Law
U.S. Civil Liberties